Some effort is required to picture a hundred thousand houses, let alone that number left abandoned. Here’s 100 of them for starters. Images and statistics of a decayed and dying Detroit have been widely circulated and have become almost a commonplace feature of the Internet. The criticism of such imagery as mere ruin porn is justified …to a point. Yet, … Continue reading (22) Detroit
Liberal, activist, progressive, independent news voice AlterNet gets a whack in at suburban poverty in this feature article: Why Suburbs May Become the Next Slums: the poor are fleeing our cities, but life is not always greener in the suburbs, even when affordable housing comes with a two-car garage.
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Best wishes to our readers, whoever and wherever you are may your God go with you this coming year. We have the feeling 2013 will be a doozy. Never has the world been so plain-ass crazy, and yet, never has it been more …interesting! Use your heads and be careful, people. In the spirit of the … Continue reading (237) Christmas & a tree or two grows in Detroit
Detroit has developed a difficult persona during its decades of decline. Vehement statements about what has gone wrong abound. Tantalizing hints of a creative mini renaissance of artists and others colonizing abandoned swathes of the fallen giant are also easy to find. The truth of abandonment, the enormity of dysfunction in greater Detroit has been the subject of … Continue reading (224) Really unreal real estate in Detroit